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    finally got mine sent this morning

    finally got mine sent this morning
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    okay, so it sounds like you can use most anything...

    okay, so it sounds like you can use most anything I or we can send, I can probably come up with a hundred or so nymphs, midges and soft hackles , so how should I package them and where should I send...
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    could you give me an idea as to what flies your...

    could you give me an idea as to what flies your looking for and a time frame ?
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    nice tie, different colors would make a nice...

    nice tie, different colors would make a nice hopper
  5. Thread: Midges

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    nice ties, the thing I like about pearl tinsel is...

    nice ties, the thing I like about pearl tinsel is that you can drastically change its appearance by changing the color of your underwrap
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    whishes and fishes in bull shoals ar, has a...

    whishes and fishes in bull shoals ar, has a Cortland 333 WF5I clear line $20
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    tackticle fly hooks

    what brand hook is everybody using for tying tacticle style flies, I see a lot of variations in the brands available, shank length, eye angle , wire size, etc. i like the lightning strike jf2 hook ,...
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    thanks , now if I can ever figure out how to take...

    thanks , now if I can ever figure out how to take a decent photo, maybe I can start posting.

    thaks again
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    still have a couple of boxes of keel hooks I...

    still have a couple of boxes of keel hooks I purchased in the eighties. used to have more, but someone on this web site was looking for keel hooks so I sent him a box only thing I asked for was a...
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    Cortland used to make a, "seatrout seeker pro", I...

    Cortland used to make a, "seatrout seeker pro", I have a weight forward 4. really like the line, but do not use it much. has a clear tip and light blue on the butt end. not sure if they still make it
  11. Thread: The Mop

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    nice tie, wonder what it would look like if the...

    nice tie, wonder what it would look like if the herl was trimmed more in a tapered shape along the lines of a minnow profile
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    cant say that I blame you, I don't think ive tied...

    cant say that I blame you, I don't think ive tied a quill wing in over twenty years, and would hate to see what they would look like if I did.

    nice tie
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    thanks Byron, ive been using cream colored...

    thanks Byron,

    ive been using cream colored dubbing lately for my sulphur imitations and the color is just a little off. I used to use cream colored snowshoe rabbit but have not been able to get...
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    Byron, nice tie, looks like a haystacks to me,...

    Byron,
    nice tie, looks like a haystacks to me, what did you use for the abdomen
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    Byron, ive been using the spinning technique...

    Byron,

    ive been using the spinning technique for about 4 years now, primarily for soft hackles . really like the results , and has a side benefit of being able to use the largest feather on the...
  16. Thread: Up eye hooks

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    got into my hook box and found a couple of boxes...

    got into my hook box and found a couple of boxes of size 8, 12, and 14 mustad Viking t. up eye bronze, hooks. I bought them in the mid sixties. seems I found it easier to tie a properly proportioned...
  17. Thread: Up eye hooks

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    I went thru an up eye craze in the mid sixties,...

    I went thru an up eye craze in the mid sixties, couldn't tie a dry fly with out them. im sure if I look thru my hook box I will find a couple of boxes of them. they were all mustads, 2 cents each, a...
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    scott, nice tie, as usual, but the thing that...

    scott,

    nice tie, as usual, but the thing that amazes me the most is your photography work. its been close to 50 years since I did close up work like yours, but it was all black and white.

    keep...
  19. Thread: Fly Line ID

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    dave , please excuse my stupidity, after...

    dave ,

    please excuse my stupidity, after responding to your issue I went back and re read your question, and realize you already knew what the line size was , but were just trying to figure out...
  20. Thread: Fly Line ID

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    is it possible that the WF3F stands for weight...

    is it possible that the WF3F stands for weight forward 3 weight floating line ad the WF51,sands for weight forward 5 weight intermediate, the I being mistaken for a 1
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    I use a modified marc petijon approach to...

    I use a modified marc petijon approach to hackeling soft hackles. I use one of his clips, insert the feather into the clip, tip first, trim the stem off , trim the hackle fibers remaining to the...
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    I tie and fish a lot of soft hackles, mostly size...

    I tie and fish a lot of soft hackles, mostly size 14 and 16. been using a size 16 bead head grhe soft hackle lately and have done very well. my preference for hackle is the whitting brahama hen...
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    I tie most of my soft hackles on a mustad 3906,...

    I tie most of my soft hackles on a mustad 3906, or a 3906b. the 3906b is a 2x shank length of a 3906.

    if you normally tie on a 2x shank length, lets say a size 14, you can get the same shank...
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    i have been experimenting with poly yarn, the...

    i have been experimenting with poly yarn, the last few years, snowshoe got hard to come by. the poly works ok, but not as good as snowshow. used a lot of kip tail over the years, for wings on wulff...
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    Byron, been tying something similar to this...

    Byron,

    been tying something similar to this since around 2001,

    hook: dairiki 125
    thread: light brown
    abdomen; olive snow shoe
    wing: light dun snowshoe
    head:brown superfine dubbing
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